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Gender: Female Meaning of Britta: "strength or exalted one" Origin of Britta: Scandinavian, variation of Birgit or Britt

The name Britta is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Swedish origin meaning "strength or exalted one". Britta and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Strong and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Drop 2 Add 1 pick a fave that can't be dropped".

From the experts:

If you want a pan-Scandinavian name that sounds at once exotic and familiar, Britta may be a perfect choice. It's got energy and style but sounds a bit, yes, brittle.

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Famous People Named Britta

Saint Britta, 4th century martyr along with Saint Maura
Britta Steffen, German Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer
Britta Phillips, American musician of duo Dean & Britta and Luna
Britta Heidemann, German Olympic fencer
Britta Persson, Swedish singer-songwriter
Britta Lejon, Swedish politician
Britta Soll, Estonian actress and model
Britta Alice Holmberg, Swedish actress, wife of actor Stig Olin and mother of actress Lena Olin

Pop Culture References for the name Britta

Britta Perry, character on the TV show "Community"
Britta Paweldaughter, character in book "Princess Academy" by Shannon Hale
Britta, character in "The Drifters" by James A. Michener
Britta Larson, character in the American Girl books
Britta McMann, character on TV series Go Girls